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Sunshine Seafood Cafe

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14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-6200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ordered all of the appetizers. Each one was amazing! I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Captiva.

Thank Ashley F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the fish sandwich of the day (Grouper) and is still talking about how good it was...very, very good. I had the chicken club sandwich- it was only fair. The chicken had gristle running thru it. In the restaurant's defense, it was not visible to the eye. But the key lime pie was the cherry on top of... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Both entrees were overpriced and not good no more visits here. The staff was very nice

Thank Carol R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our vacation. The food was the best of all of the places we ate at during our stay. However the service was the worst. I dont think we will go back.

Thank sportsbudd
Franklin, Tennessee
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting outside on the front porch of a small restaurant and eating seafood on a warm evening - does it get better? The service was attentive, friendly and personal. The menu featured several fish dishes, only one was local; however both of the daily specials were local. The salads were fresh and crisp. I had the special - seafood pasta... More 

1 Thank Lynne08
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunched with a girl friend almost on the very end of Captiva. Checked this place out online before going and it did not disappoint. Had the mussels app. Best I have ever had. Plenty of mussels in a delicious sauce served with very good home made bread to sop up that sauce. Friend had the seafood salad sandwich and I... More 

1 Thank CarinC_12
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times over the years and it's always outstanding. Good wine selection, the paiella is not to be missed. Their dessert menu is stellar as well. We've never had anything other than first rate service. On this trip we brought another family there who have been to Captiva but never had eaten at Sunshine. They came away... More 

Thank Flipwils
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deceptively casual. The food is first class. The red snapper in a caper sauce was fresh, delicate and delicious. The seafood paella was equally fabulous. Will dine there again this trip.

1 Thank 261Linda
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are a seasoned paella diner, this menu item will surely disappoint you. At best It is of "entry level" quality, lacking in depth and ingredients. It is aimed, I think, to catch the novice eye of the revolving tourist base on the island. Atmosphere was pleasant, service was spotty.

Thank judi p
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting the island with friends and were looking for a place to grab lunch before visiting Ding Darling. Our friends remembered eating there years ago so we went. It was really quite good. It is a limited menu but what they do, they do well. We shared the mussels which were excellent. We also had a club sandwich... More 

1 Thank Lynda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14900 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-6200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?